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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Hello, welcome and thank you for taking some time to have a look at my project.


This is not a regular hostel, it's far from it.
Please, if you are interested to stay here, read the description below.

If you don't have the patience to read the description below, please, just skip this place.

Thank you.

My name is Zero One or if you prefer 01. This is my father’s war code name which is now my name. I have survived the war in Sarajevo together with my family and now as a tribute to what we have survived, I have created the War hostel in Sarajevo. Underneath I will explain everything about my hostel you should know before booking here.

The War Hostel is a unique historically accurate simulation of war torn Sarajevo, full with authentic items from the war which serve as decorations and run by a small family which survived the war in Sarajevo and is willing to share their war experience and personal stories with you.

We are a strictly educational place, we have nothing to do with politics or ideology.
Here you can learn as much as you want to learn, you are your only limit to how much you want to know.

If you are not interested to learn anything here, please do not come here.

Here you will have a real glimpse here of what it was like for people to live under siege in Sarajevo, under real war conditions, experiencing this, you will have the chance gain a unique perspective on life.

Now, if you are thinking that we might be a themed tourist trap, we are absolutely the opposite of that. The truth is, we are just one small family which barely survived the war and now we want to share our knowledge, perspective and experience with you. This is how we support ourselves and we think that our work is important and that the only way to prevent a war and hatred is through education. We share important messages about humanity and we think that the best way to learn about anything is to experience it yourself, this is the core idea behind our hostel.

You will sleep on a bomb shelter bed, covering yourself with a real military blanket used in the war.

You will use candles in the bathroom and shower.

If you expect luxury and comfort, please do not come here.

Everything around you, in the room you book carries a story from the war.

Love reading? Our hostel is literally like a book, the walls are packed with real war
newspapers which contain true survival stories from war torn Sarajevo, which you
can only read here.

We don’t really like big groups, we are designed for solo travelers, couples and small groups, because we organize many activities on a daily basis where you can easily meet other people, socialize and educate yourself. We like to remain small and make our experiences, up close and personal and we do not believe that this is possible with big groups.

We are really close to all main attractions and you can always have a walk through Sarajevo, but honestly, you can not find anywhere in the World the experience we provide here.

Our activities:

We organize an insightful talk inside a bunker which we built, where Zero One talks about his life, the war, the post war, his perspective and the impact the war had on his life and his family.

We organize many other specialized “war tours” which we'll explain to you in detail once you arrive here. Honestly, all of our “tours” are more like war experiences which will stay with you for a long time.

We play documentaries about the war in Sarajevo of your choice inside our bunker every night.

We are always ready to help you with any questions you have and share our war stories and experience with you. We are sincere and we put a lot of effort into this project, we are not one of those places which just give you a key and some basic information and then leave you on your own, no, we really want to make your stay and experience here special. We mean this.

If you want something different, if you really want to learn something from war survivors, if you love history, education, deep talks, unique experiences, stories and the chance to gain a different perspective on life, do not look any further, this is really the right place for you.

However, if you are looking for a regular hostel experience, party hostel experience and are going to ask us immediately where the next bar is or if we do a pub crawl, free walking tour or whatever…look, please, just…skip this place. Do not get us wrong, we enjoy a drink with our guests after sharing our stories and experience, but if the main point is just to get drunk and have a shallow, general overview of the city, then you should look to stay somewhere else.

We welcome you to meet us and discover Sarajevo from a very different, unique perspective and stay at the World's first and only war hostel.
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Thu 26 Apr 2018 - Sun 29 Apr 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Thu 26th April 2018 - Sun 29th April 2018

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  • Linen Included
  • Free City Maps
  • Towels Included
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Internet Access
  • Security Lockers
  • Common Room
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Reading Light
  • Steam Room
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • 24 Hour Security
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

War Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 11 AM.
Check out before 10 AM.

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.

Breakfast not included.


Please notice that our hostel is not suitable for children.

No curfew.

The reception is open from 9 AM to 11 PM.

We do not accept credit cards, we accept only cash and we accept both Euros and KM.

We have no breakfast!

We also have a nice pet cat which is very friendly and does not scratch and loves to play!

Our hostel has been verified and checked by the Sarajevo police department and is 100% safe.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay

Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" Without a doubt one of the most informative hostels I've ever been to. Zero one puts on some brilliant tours and has an excellent insight into the war, and what needs to be done to prevent future wars, and the hostel does an excellent job in showing how conditions were. "

- Anonymous
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